Same runaround, different event, all the time, no matter what the site says. If your player doesn’t make it, you will be pissed and blame it on the politics.
Committed players can try out and will.
Not the same thing in that it costs $595 to play if you are selected where as UA Underclass is free. $125 for try out for American Select and $145 to tryout for UA. $595 is an insane amount of money to expect people to pay to play in this event. Plus it's in Delaware so everyone will need to find hotels which there aren't a ton of in that area.